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THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged! We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
 
You know how when someone asks "How are you?" you just say "Fine,” even if you’re totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day? “Terrible, Thanks For Asking” is the opposite of that. Nora McInerny asks real people to share their complicated and honest feelings about how they really are. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often both. From American Public Media.
 
Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction, one short story at a time. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich diversity of voices from literature, film, theater, and comedy. New episodes every Thursday. Produced and distributed by Symphony Space.
 
Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For informa ...
 
Ear Hustle brings you the daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration. The podcast is a partnership between Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist, and Earlonne Woods, formerly incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and was co-founded with former San Quentin resident Antwan Williams. The Ear Hustle team works in the San Francisco Bay Area, both in San Quentin State Prison’s media lab and from offices on the outside, to pr ...
 
Hillbilly Horror Stories is a mostly paranormal show hosted by stand up comedian Jerry Paulley and his wife Tracy. They touch on all things eerie including true stories behind your favorite horror movies, Rock n Roll and the occult, unsolved mysteries and creepy true crime. Serious enough for the true paranormal fan but funny enough for the skeptics! Proud member of Dark Myths Collective.
 
Life isn't always bright and shiny, as Kate Bowler knows. Kate is a young mother, writer and professor who, at age 35, was suddenly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. In, warm, insightful, often funny conversations, Kate talks with people about what they've learned in dark times. Kate teaches at Duke Divinity School and is author of "Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I've Loved)." Find her online at @katecbowler.
 
EXOPLANETARY is a science-fiction adventure that follows four siblings, the Wolverton family, as they work for a giant corporation named Exoplanetary. Their bosses want to expand their business beyond our solar system, but the Wolvertons just want to enjoy their lives. Where do the morals and happiness of ordinary people fit in a universe full of rich and powerful interests? The stories are exciting, funny, tragic, and always slightly offbeat. A science-fiction podrama ("podcast drama") feat ...
 
Political commentator and comedy writer Erin Ryan and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by a bicoastal squad of funny, opinionated women to talk through everything from reproductive rights to romcoms. They break down the political news of the week, plus the topics, trends, and cultural stories that affect women’s lives.
 
10 Things That Scare Me is a tiny podcast about our biggest fears. In each episode, one person talks. Alone in a room. It could be anyone. It could be you. It’s someone driven by fears that keep them up at night, that define their lives, and inform their choices. This is a podcast about them, about you, about us, and the world we inhabit together. New episodes every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
 
Welcome to our new scifi comedy audiodrama 'Pod To Pluto' and say hello to Jemima Belafonte and her sarcastic Pod computer, as they try and keep each other company during a very long 4.6 billion mile trip to Pluto to go turn off a lightbulb. Written by Peter Richard Adams. Starring Laura England and Wayne Russell.
 
TRUE features the often weird but always true stories of strange events and unforgettable moments. Each episode explores unusual, obscure, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy stories. Stories that are so bizarre that you won’t believe that they’re real… but they are, because, yeah, they’re TRUE. New episodes published every Tuesday morning.
 
The OFFICIAL Mr. Creepy Pasta's Creepypasta Storytime! Support the Podcast here: https://ko-fi.com/mrcreepypasta Hey there kids! It's me, Mr. Creepy Pasta! And I think I might have found a new way to bring Creepypasta stories from the deep dark stones of the crypt and right to the ear balls in your head. If you're as excited as I am to hear a good story of terror and fear as I am then give me a subscription, hide under your blanket, and prepare yourself for some sweet dreams. Creepypasta Sto ...
 
Has the world got you down? Do you need a good laugh today? Real Funny Stories has got you covered. Fantastic married duo Brook and Julie search the underbelly of the internet 24/7 to find the most ridiculous, hilarious, and unbelievably true stories that will make your day and put a smile on your face. Join us and prepare to laugh!
 
This is a show about the unexpected things that shape us, and how we can shape the future. We tell funny, surprising stories about why people once feared the things we love (like the teddy bears and coffee!), and the myths we keep telling ourselves (like how new tech is harming us!), and walk away with lessons that can help turn fear and uncertainty into a path of opportunity. Welcome to Build for Tomorrow, hosted by Jason Feifer. (This show was previously called Pessimists Archive.)
 
Stories about life, relationships, and culture delivered in a way that will help brighten your day or at least make you ask, "What is he smokin'?" But don't worry. It's all in good fun and it's family friendly. I'm Michael Blackston and these are tales from my blog - in audio form - all based on real experiences from my Funny Messy Life.
 
Think art history is boring? Think again. It's weird, funny, mysterious, enthralling, and liberating. Join us as we cover the strangest stories in art. Is the Mona Lisa fake? Did Van Gogh actually kill himself? And why were the Impressionists so great? Subscribe to us here, and follow us at www.artcuriouspodcast.com for further information and fun extras. © 2021 Jennifer Dasal // Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @artcuriouspod
 
Unkillable is the story of a young man who is cruelly murdered then brought back from the dead to revenge himself. The kicker is: He’s not really alive. He can be hurt, he just can’t be killed. It’s dark and funny and sad and beautiful and violent and magical -- if it could be summed up with just a few words, there would have been no point in writing a novel. Unkillable. Life sucks. Death blows. In between is worse.
 
Twisted, gruesome, evil, sometimes funny but always true: Real Life Real Crime is an award-winning weekly true crime podcast hosted by Woody Overton. In each show, Woody goes in depth into cases he has personally worked, which gives his audience a unique and exclusive perspective as only Woody can describe. His personal knowledge of real cases he worked during his career and his story-telling ability have created what has been described as a “cult following” by news media and loyal fans.
 
The Story Pirates believe that kids are creative geniuses. All of them.The Story Pirates are a nationally renowned group of top comedians, musicians, best-selling authors, and incredible teachers with fifteen years of experience creating content that celebrates the imaginations of kids. Winner of both the 2020 iHeartRadio Award and the Webby Award for Best Kids and Family Podcast, The Story Pirates Podcast is one of the top kids and family podcasts in the world. The Pirates have released thr ...
 
A biweekly role-playing podcast set in the Wrath and Glory RPG. Follow the adventures of the mostly competent explorers, Jay, Andrew, and their servo skull companion, Daniel, as they try to survive the exciting, sometimes funny, but always dangerous universe of Warhammer 40k.
 
Comedian Remy Kassimir had NEVER had an orgasm, so she started this podcast to figure it out. Spoiler alert: SHE DID IT! And now in its third season How Cum has helped 400+ "Cumpanions" have their first O's, we've had hundreds of expert guests (scientists/porn/Fran Drescher + beyond) tell Remy their first time cumming stories, all with huge laughs along the way. Cum join us!
 
Fast-forward 200 years Things are finally getting better. There are cities on the moon. Asteroids are being mined. Everyone has a mecha. Except Praxit. That's about to change. Poor kid. Back to now Future Is Mecha is a science fiction adventure story aimed at smart middle graders and up. It's realistic but fantastic, dramatic but not grim, and sprinkled with humour and big ideas.
 
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Betsy and Marcy have another round of spooky listener stories this week. Kevin's grandma had a haunted candy bowl. Alicia worked at a haunted hospital. Gordon's cats scared off a ghost. Nadia's mother is back with a story about staying at an alien hot spot. Mera tells us about The Cavalier Hotel's ghost. Jayme had a ghost too concerned with her pre…
 
r/Pettyrevenge OP has a new roommate who is constantly stealing his food and snacks. He tries to confront his roommate about it, but nothing ever works. So, he decides to enact some petty revenge by storing dog treats that look like cookies in the kitchen. When the roommate eats all of the dog treats and later complains about them, OP reveals his l…
 
We went down the stairs. We never made it out. The Author: https://www.reddit.com/user/GOZERAAAH/posts/ Video!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTeXj7EyPBM Read along!: https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/n0jp8m/the_stairs_in_the_ocean_pt_3/ Aminooo!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.narvii.amino.x220474164&hl=en_US & https:/…
 
Joe and Jill Biden tower over Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter in a bizarre photo, Facebook formally extends its temporary ban of Donald Trump, and men named Josh gather for a friendly fight. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central & iHeartRadio
 
This week on Dopey! Rock and Roll legend, Wayne Kramer comes on the show to kick out the serious Dopey, mother fucker! We hear all about the beginnings of the seminal rock and roll band the MC5 and Wayne's earliest days of taking drugs in the 1960's in Detroit. That's when the shit hit's the fan and Wayne's career gets sidetracked, but that's just …
 
r/AmITheA**hole OP is a student who uses a wheelchair. She's had the same wheelchair for about four years, so it's starting to look a little rough. OP has a teacher who absolutely hates OP's wheelchair, and one day in class the teacher criticizes OP for having an ugly wheelchair and demands that she upgrade to a nicer one. Somehow, the teacher mana…
 
New Orleans has a rich history and wild reputation...know what else it has? GHOSTS, VAMPIRES, MONSTERS, AND ALL KINDS OF URBAN LEGENDS! We talk about some New Orleans-specific cryptids, a group of women known as The Casket Girls (great name), and the New Orleans-vampire connection. For full sources and links, visit http://www.gttupod.com/home/gttu1…
 
Comedian Casey Wilson (Happy Endings, SNL) chats with Nicole about shooting her recent sex scene, exchanges crazy nannying stories, and shares how she met her husband on the set of Happy Endings. Plus, Nicole matched with her Nailed-It camera person and things got weird. We're nominated for a Webby Award! Please cast your vote here: bit.ly/wwydmvot…
 
Well that’s something you don’t see every day. Giggles: www.youtube.com/user/MoralsAndVirtues/ The Author: www.reddit.com/user/Lillian_Madwhip/posts/ / www.facebook.com/WilliamDalphin/ Video!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcT6h-K-h2Q Read along!: https://www.reddit.com/r/Lillian_Madwhip/comments/hjywkb/lily_madwhip_and_the_other_knife_that_cuts_…
 
Desi Lydic shares her pandemic-era Mother's Day wish, Alex Gibney discusses his documentary "The Crime of the Century," and Sara Bareilles talks about "Girls5Eva" and "Amidst the Chaos." To aid in eradicating the stigma of mental health issues in the African-American community, increasing the number of African-American therapists, combating recidiv…
 
Death is something everyone handles differently. Even when mourning looks relatively the same among people from the outside, the emotional details can be a lot different. For me, death has always been another part of life, and due to my strong Christian beliefs, I tend to mourn more when there’s ambiguity about where my loved one has gone in the af…
 
Lafayette is known for being a hero and savior of the American Revolution. But why did he join the fight in America? How did he get a command? And what happened to him after the war? Join us as Alexis teaches Hailey about America's favorite fighting Frenchman. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, N…
 
Guest host Roxane Gay presents three stories in which personal codes and rules of behavior are tested. In “Miss Laura’s School for Esquire Men,” by Carmen Maria Machado, hopelessly macho men are learning to be kinder and gentler. The reader is Emily Skeggs. A schoolroom friendship comes at a high price in “Rubberdust” by Sarah Thankam Mathews, perf…
 
You've requested it, and it's FINALLY HERE! We're talking anti-depressants and sexual dysfunction with psychiatrist + sex therapist Dr. Barbara Bartlik and comedian Andrew Collin! Andrew tells us about his journey with anxiety, depression and medication. We cover the sexual frustration that comes with the loss of orgasms while on SSRIs and how he h…
 
r/AmITheA**hole In today's episode, OP's girlfriend has a pregnant sister, who moves in with them after her boyfriend kicked them out. For some reason, the pregnant sister starts to immediately have an issue with OP's cat. She's constantly criticizing the cat, and she even intentionally takes the cat out into the middle of nowhere and leaves it the…
 
Eric gets ready to watch the big game! Featuring two new stories: “Little Snacks Big Problems,” a medley of musical angst from the world’s most downtrodden foods, written by Cayden, a 9 year old from South Korea, and “The Brown Cat,” written by a 7 year old from Minnesota named Alice. For more from the Story Pirates, visit storypirates.com/news…
 
This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco celebrate Trump’s ban from Facebook, discuss Liz Cheney and what we’re calling anarchy in the GOP, share their reactions to that scary New York Times story saying we’ll never reach herd immunity, and honor the teachers in their lives. Plus, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins to discuss sexual assault in the…
 
Trevor covers a debate over teaching about racism in U.S. schools, and Jewish resistance fighter Selma van de Perre discusses her book "My Name Is Selma." Please consider donating at http://www.dailyshow.com/USHMM to support the United States Holocaust Museum in their work ensuring the permanence of Holocaust memory, understanding and relevance to …
 
Introduction voice over by Leebo Jakes from Lexington Paranormal Research Society Narrated by Jerry Paulley Video by HHH Media Written by: Jerry Paulley Closing song: Kid RiotBy Jerry & Tracy Paulley. Scary, Ghosts, Horror, Paranormal, Supernatural, Lore, Unexplained, Cryptids, UFO, Spooky, Bigfoot, Sasquatch
 
r/Maliciouscompliance A particularly picky and stupid Karen hires OP to bake a cake for a young girl's birthday party. The Karen gives OP overly specific and detailed instructions that are just plain wrong. OP tries to warn Karen that the cake won't turn out the right way, but the Karen just refuses to listen. So what does the Karen do when OP deli…
 
More underwater adventures. The Author: https://www.reddit.com/user/GOZERAAAH/posts/ Video!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6znt1lVTb8 Read along!: https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/mwxcv7/the_stairs_in_the_ocean_pt_2/ Aminooo!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.narvii.amino.x220474164&hl=en_US & https://itunes.apple.com/u…
 
Four students leaving a party. A dark street. A short walk back to campus. But for one college freshman, the person trusted to walk her home seems to be the reason she was never seen again. For decades, the case lingered, the investigation changed hands, and it wasn’t until a renewed media scrutiny that arrests were made. Did authorities have their…
 
Trevor serves up some uplifting news for the pandemic era, The Daily Show explores the revolting life story of Senator Ted Cruz, and Senator Elizabeth Warren discusses her book "Persist." To aid in eradicating the stigma of mental health issues in the African-American community, increasing the number of African-American therapists, combatting recid…
 
A 5-year-old girl is caught stealing by her mother, a shy writer gives her first ever interview on national TV, a child gets caught in the shelter shuffle of the foster system, and a wilderness search and rescue teacher goes out on a ledge to help a young man. This episode is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is …
 
r/Maliciouscompliance OP gets selected for jury duty, so he tells his controlling boss that he'll have to miss work for a few days. His toxic boss does NOT like this, so he instructs OP to do whatever he can to get our of jury duty. Later in court, OP tells the judge that he might get fired if he has to go through with jury duty, so the judge has s…
 
Nora loves giving advice, especially when the questions are really easy and really low stakes. In this episode, she answers a few of your frequently asked questions and later teams up with comedian Tig Notaro to dole out some wisdom about grief, friendships and her everlasting love for skater boys. If you like this Q&A type of format and want to se…
 
The truck was strange. The Author: https://earthxdeadend.weebly.com/ Video!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1YwqNpRKzk Read along!: https://earthxdeadend.weebly.com/dead-end.html Aminooo!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.narvii.amino.x220474164&hl=en_US & https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mrcreepypasta-amino/id1142706153?mt=8 Chec…
 
It can be a zoo out there, especially in the world of crime. Just when authorities think they’ve seen it all, they’re reminded that, no, they really haven’t. In 2018, a man was kidnapped and held for ransom in a hotel room… by an alligator. Not weird enough? How about a parrot that helped put a murderer behind bars? Or the Florida Gators fan that u…
 
How do we find “enough” in a life that keeps getting…. harder? Our lives are shrinking. We are shrunk by the pandemic or by illness or by age or by any number of losses. And it can be difficult to feel satisfaction and enjoyment again, especially in the midst of a self-help culture that tries to tell you “EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE.” In this episode, K…
 
Apple's latest iPhone update rankles Facebook, Roy Wood Jr. highlights historic Black royals, and actor Michael B. Jordan talks about his role in "Tom Clancy's Without Remorse." To aid in eradicating the stigma of mental health issues in the African-American community, increasing the number of African-American therapists, combatting recidivism with…
 
r/Choosingbeggars This choosing beggar is so angry at OP! OP works as an insurance adjuster, and he's working on a claim where a young driver clearly broke the law and was responsible for a 3-car crash. Despite the kid obviously being at fault, his parents call up OP and scream at him because they expect him to pay for the damage to his car. OP tri…
 
In our ninth season, in a topic suggested by you, our listeners, we’re uncovering the backstory behind some of the world’s most famed “cursed” objects in art, architecture, and archaeology. Today, we’re continuing with a maddening, and potential murderous, painting by Edwin Landseer, deemed Man Proposes, God Disposes. Click on this link to SUBSCRIB…
 
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